Four years on from their À la lumière Des cendres debut, Quebecois black metallers Grimoire return with a new EP, L’aorasie Des spectres rêveurs, set for North American release on January 27th, 2015 via Eisenwald. Although EP-length at four songs, L’aorasie Des spectres rêveurs feels like a complete, total experience, bursting with windswept grandeur and icy-yet-fiery passion.
Grimoire might seem like a new band and thus L’aorasie Des spectres rêveurs its first proper introduction to the international black metal scene, but the band is the sole vision of erstwhile Forteresse/Csejthe member Fiel. Formed in 2010, Grimoire reveals the expression of a wandering, lonesome soul searching for the path to spiritual elevation. Dreams, fantasy, and beauty summoned upon the darkest mourning, ashes of chaos and emptiness, the broken wheel of time, creation and destruction, a conscience invoked by nonexistence, a light raised in obscurity: all this is accomplished across L’aorasie Des spectres rêveurs with emotive, melodic black metal of a pure ‘n’ proud vintage, yet one not boxed in by tradition or cliche. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Track listing for Grimoire’s L’aorasie Des spectres rêveurs
1. Tragédie Des ombres
2. Les rumeurs Des astres
3. Cachot de cristal
4. Cantilène céleste